Sahra Wagenknecht

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Birthday
16, 1969
Birthplace
Jena, Germany
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1969 (age 52)
Birthplace
Jena, Germany

About

After being elected in 2009 as a Member of the German Bundestag (national legislative body), this politician became Vice President of Germany's Die Linke (The Left) party.

Before Fame

In her younger years, she joined a socialist movement known as Free German Youth and subsequently became a member of Germany's Socialist Unity Party.

Trivia

She served the North Rhine-Westphalia constituency in the Bundestag.

Family Life

She grew up in Jena and East Berlin, Germany, as the daughter of a German mother and an Iranian father. After separating from her first husband Ralph-Thomas Niemeyer in 2013, she went on to marry fellow politician Oskar Lafontaine in December 2014.

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She earned college degrees in German literature and philosophy. Her thesis dealt with the work of German political philosopher Karl Marx.